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verb as in run faster than

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When Murray faces the blitz, he can juke or outrun a pass rusher.

I have mostly spent quarantine doing things, taking on new creative projects and challenges, because on some level, I’m trying to outrun my own sense of the world having frozen in place.

From Vox

Look beneath the surface and you’d see him sweating and paddling to outrun tax bills and bankruptcies and vast foreign debt.

From Fortune

Doing it all, in Abovitz’s eyes, was the only way to outrun the corporate giants who also wanted to own the future.

From Fortune

You don’t have to—just outrun the slower person also fleeing the bear.

The subplot is always whether The Company will outrun her latest mood swing, which also turns out to be somehow brilliant.

The Bonnie and Clyde couple must rob a virtual bank, threaten virtual civilians, and then outrun the virtual police!

But their attempts to outrun his Secret Service detail end in disaster when Finn hits a woman and flees the scene.

Conor is by all accounts a caring and sophisticated soul, but no man can completely outrun his DNA.

Those who carry out this pillage probably believe they can outrun their own destructiveness.

Here the “c” is hard and represents 7, and as the steamboat could easily outrun the “scow,” the phrase is easily remembered.

Bill Barry's statement that the cru-colored bovine was "lively" and could outrun his sorrel mare was, at least founded upon fact.

For a time it was easy to outrun the wolves and panthers, but at last they began to press hard upon him.

He answers by showing how easily ships, without putting themselves out of breath, will outrun soldiers marching along the coast.

We may outrun / By violent swiftness that which we run at, / And lose by overrunning.


On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to outrun, such as: elude, surpass, beat, defeat, distance, and exceed.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.